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Dan Rather launching newscast on The Young Turks network

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Former "CBS Evening News" anchor Dan Rather is planning a comeback on an unconventional news outlet.

Rather signed on to host "The News with Dan Rather," a weekly 30-minute program on The Young Turks network. The network distributes its content on YouTube, Facebook and other streaming services.

"At this age and stage in my life, my attitude is, 'What the hell,'" Rather said in an interview with CNN. "I am not the smartest guy around and don't know everything, but I have been blessed as a reporter and have seen a few things. And now I have moved to a different place. I want to contribute if I can."

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